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To the MacMillan community: I endorse President Salovey’s message and the statement circulated earlier today by a group of academic directors and chairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences....
Since the 1970s and even before, the goals of environmental protection and economic development were seen as incongruent with each other. However, the climate crisis of today and its impact on...
On Sunday, voters in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate in western Germany went to the polls to elect their Landtag, the state assembly. With the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its...
On February 23 and 24, the Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS) in collaboration with the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale hosted a double panel entitled...
The following opinion piece written by Bradley Woodworth, Coordinator of Baltic Studies at the MacMillan Center and Associate Professor of History at the University of New Haven, and Matthew Schmidt...
In the following interview, Yale’s Evren Savcı, a scholar of transnational sexualities, discusses her new book, “Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics Under Neoliberal Islam,” and the fight for LGBT...
Last week, the UK unilaterally extended a number of temporary grace periods agreed by the UK and EU in December that had exempted for several months a wide range of goods arriving in Northern Ireland...
The Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) welcomes Achim Steiner, Administrator, UN Development Programme, as its first guest for their spring Conversation Series. Steiner will discuss Planet,...
The following interview is part of the European Studies Council and Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies collaborative collection titled “On the Ground Perspectives.” This new series...
On March 3, the Council on African Studies hosted career foreign service officer John Campbell, who currently serves as the Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on...
Over the past year, Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis has strived to help others understand the COVID-19 pandemic. The Yale physician and sociologist has penned op-ed columns and popular Twitter threads...
On February 26, the Latin American Interdisciplinary Gender Network (LAIGN) launched a special webinar series slated to be held on the last Friday of every month. Co-sponsored with the Council on...
On January 17, Alexei Navalny returned to Moscow from Berlin, where he had been treated after having been poisoned with Novichok, a deadly chemical nerve agent, while campaigning in Tomsk in August...
On February 22, the Hellenic Studies Program hosted a talk on “Population Movements Under Lockdown: Refugees and Migrants in Greece and Lebanon.” Kaveh Khoshnood from the Yale School of Public Health...
U.S. trade policy is at a crossroads. Will President Biden make a clean break from his predecessor’s protectionist policies and embrace the trading system that Americans helped create last century...
On February 14, voters in Catalonia went to the polls to elect a new parliament. Not surprisingly given the continuing Covid pandemic, turnout dropped sharply from 79.1 percent in the previous...
Professor Stephanie Newell is featured in The Common Room,  a production of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in the Yale Department of English. She talks about how she became interested...
Britain’s role in Great Power Competition post Brexit—a panel discussion between Hamish Falconer, Visiting Fellow, European Studies Council, Professor Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth...
Yale faculty member Cajetan Iheka was an undergraduate in his home country of Nigeria at the height of unrest in the oil-rich Niger Delta in the 2000s. Militants were setting fire to oil...
The following interview is part of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies’ Alumni Spotlight series focusing on alumni who majored in Latin American Studies in Yale College. 1. Could you...
On Saturday, a new Italian government, headed by Mario Draghi, the former president of the European Central Bank, was sworn in by President Sergio Mattarella. The sighs of relief, after a crisis...
Since 2018 the Council on Middle East Studies has been partnering with Yale’s Pathways to Arts Humanities to bring dynamic Middle East programming to area high school students, as part of CMES’ Title...
New research conducted by Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, a professor of economics and director of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale, and an international group of colleagues, shows how...
The Council on African Studies at the MacMillan Center is hosting its third annual Yale Africa Film Festival (YAFF) on February 19. The films that have been selected to be screened will highlight...
On January 17, Alexei Navalny returned to Moscow from Berlin, where he had been treated after having been poisoned with Novichok, a deadly chemical nerve agent, while campaigning in August for local...
February is Black History Month and the first day of the month is National Freedom Day, a national holiday that commemorates the day in 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln signed what would later...
Widespread use of arsenic-contaminated water in Bangladesh during the 20th century has been called by the World Health Organization the largest mass poisoning in history. A new study co-authored by...
The following interview is part of a series of the European Studies Council’s Spotlight of Scholars in European, Russian or Eurasian Studies. Hamish Falconer is a member of Britain’s diplomatic...
The following interview is part of the European Studies Council and Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies collaborative collection titled “On the Ground Perspectives.” This new series...
The following Op-Ed written by Elizabeth R. Nugent appeared in the Los Angeles Times on January 29. Polarization lurks behind many of the political crises that define the current global moment. When...
William Nordhaus calls for a Climate Club of nations that agree to cut emissions—and sanction non-members as reported in Bloomberg Businessweek on January 29. Ever heard of the Climate Club? It has...
On January 17, Alexei Navalny, the foremost opposition activist in Russia and perpetual thorn in the side of President Vladimir Putin, returned to Moscow from Berlin after having been treated for,...
Ambassador (Ret.) Luis C. deBaca, Senior Fellow in Modern Slavery at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center, will receive the William...
Though Fox International Fellows hail from different countries, represent a diversity of backgrounds, and embark on the Fellowship with distinct projects and goals, we all clearly share something in...
During the COVID-19 pandemic people across the world have adopted increasingly digital lifestyles. They stream movies, attend Zoom meetings, and sweat through online exercise classes. Many of them,...
The short documentary Terror and Hope: The Science of Resilience won the Best Documentary Short jury award at the Raw Science Film Festival. Drawing from the pioneering work of an international team...
The following article written by Catherine Panter-Brick appeared in the Journal of Refugee Studies on January 25. According to the abstract, “It examines how notions of solidarity, social justice,...
One of President Biden’s first actions in the Oval Office was to recommit the U.S. to the Paris Climate Agreement.  Global environmental legal expert  Sue Biniaz and global environmental governance...
On Saturday, the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) elected a new leader, Armin Laschet, the minister president of North Rhine-Westphalia. Whether he will be the chancellor candidate of the CDU...
Ideas of India is a new podcast in which Mercatus Senior Research Fellow Shruti Rajagopalan examines the academic ideas that can propel India forward. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple, ...